Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The most important thing about crochet

If you like the way it looks, you did it right!

As a mostly self taught lefty I have learned this. Before i could read patterns or before I even knew the name of the stitches I was doing I was crocheting my own way, the way that worked for me, the way that looked good to me. After I learned more about crochet I found out that some of the ways I did things weren't necessarily correct but after trying the "right"way I went back to my way because i just liked it better.

So if you like one side over the other but it's not what most would consider the "right"side YOU consider it the right side. If you stick your hook in a different place to make your stitches and like it, keep it up!

Some times I sew things up in strange ways because i simply like the way it looks better.

I've become quite used to smudging patterns to work for me. Dropping a stitch, adding a stitch as i see fit or maybe using a different stitch altogether.

The thing is to make it yours, make it great, and enjoy it in the process.

2 comments:

Vaughnde said...

I totally agree. Its the only way to find your own niche!

Rachel G said...

To many PPL get worried about doing things right. "right" is a relative term, best determined by the individual crafter. Thanks for reading!